vernonfelton

I'm bald. I've been riding since 1986 and writing about it professionally since 1997. I was Editor in Chief of Bike Magazine, as well as Gear Editor, Web Editor, Senior Editor and Editor at Large. I like pork.

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vernonfelton mikekazimer's article
Nov 29, 2018 at 11:23
Nov 29, 2018
Specialized's New Helmets Can Text For Help After a Crash
@onemanarmy: I split my time between Bellingham and Morgan Hill. I love rain, mud and trees. I hate traffic and, to be honest, people in general, which means I'm not exactly cut out for living full time in California (well, anywhere south of Humboldt County, at any rate). The company lets me work from home half of each month. No complaints there. Similar drill, in that respect, as working for PB or Bike. It's just a lot of days spent Skyping and looking out my window, but it also means I can wake up and smell the cedars. Sometimes the Internet is useful for things other than watching cats fight with light sabers.
vernonfelton mikekazimer's article
Nov 29, 2018 at 10:40
Nov 29, 2018
Specialized's New Helmets Can Text For Help After a Crash
@deserat: I took a marketing job at, you guessed it, Specialized. I do the mountain bike marketing and, at this point, some of the equipment marketing. Since I have a background in helmets, I wound up working on ANGi (nouns and verbs only...the actual science is led by Chris Zenthoefer, the founder of ICEdot) and a team of engineers. I just interview them and translate the engineering geek speak into normal human speak--that's pretty much my entire job at the company. I interview engineers, learn what they aimed to do with a new product, ask uncomfortable questions about what they actually did to achieve those goals and then I just write that down and figure out how to express that in videos. When we have press launches, I now get to yell at the other journalists to "Get in the f@ckin' van!" That's a perk of the job. So, ayup, that's where I've been. I still write for some magazines, but for obvious reasons, I don't do anything related to gear anymore. I just scribble out tone poems about chain wear and bottom brackets. Same ol', same ol', really.
vernonfelton mikekazimer's article
Nov 28, 2018 at 18:21
Nov 28, 2018
Specialized's New Helmets Can Text For Help After a Crash
@fattyheadshok: Ah, well, you know...gotta be straight-up, today I'm just responding in an official manner to questions about a product I worked on, but my hope is always to carve aside time to write things that are simply fun and to (if the editors at PB are down with it) stink up the joint with an essay or something completely unrelated to products. I dunno...daisies or rocket launchers or my love for my shoe dryer (it's that time of year in the Pacific Northwest). Thanks for the kind words.
vernonfelton mikekazimer's article
Nov 28, 2018 at 15:34
Nov 28, 2018
Specialized's New Helmets Can Text For Help After a Crash
@oxentiel: The cost increase on new Specialized helmets will be between $20 and $30, depending on where in the world you are located. That cost increase is not a result of ANGi, but rather the addition of MIPS, which is now an option on every Specialized helmet. A cost increase of 20 or so bucks is typical, across helmet brands, when they add MIPS to existing helmet models. At this point, ANGi comes attached to Ambush, Ambush Comp and Dissident mountain helmets, right out of the box. The ANGi sensor is also stock on some of our road models, like S-Works Prevail II, Evade II and Propero. In the near future we'll have a grom-sized, ANGi-equipped Shuffle helmet. The $50 quoted in the article is for riders who choose to buy an aftermarket ANGi sensor. You can attach that $50 aftermarket sensor to the helmets we sell that have attachment points designed for the ANGi device, but which aren't equipped, right out of the box, with the sensor. We're calling those lids ANGi-ready helmets, as opposed to ANGi-equipped helmets. Whether you buy a helmet with the ANGi sensor already installed or you simply buy the sensor, the first year subscription to the Ride premium app is free. After that first year of use, the subscription to the app is, indeed, $29.99
vernonfelton mikekazimer's article
Nov 28, 2018 at 10:41
Nov 28, 2018
Specialized's New Helmets Can Text For Help After a Crash
@railin: Would love that. With this project out of the way, I should be able to actually write words not related to product again. Who's up for haikus about rainy day rides? Oh...nobody...okay, well, dammit.
vernonfelton mikekazimer's article
Nov 28, 2018 at 9:33
Nov 28, 2018
Specialized's New Helmets Can Text For Help After a Crash
@DrPete: Precisely. Mounting it to the helmet does provide that benefit. Cheers.
vernonfelton Specialized's article
Sep 18, 2018 at 11:22
Sep 18, 2018
Video: Specialized's New Turbo Levo Ad is 'Mind Blowing'
@Boardlife69: Much of the credit (damn near all of it, really) has to go to Ian Schiller--I just throw food at him when he comes up with his beautiful brand of weird. 'Sup, @ischiller?
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